Find out how to make fail-proof clear slime for Valentine’s Day. And, also find out how to troubleshoot clear slime fails.
My kids are on a major slime kick.
My daughter has made her own versions of glow in the dark slime, soft pink Valentine’s slime, and orange slime.
We have tried our hand at clear slime before and sadly, it was a miss. The composition is a bit different and therefore it reacts quicker to the activator making it not-so-slime-y. It was almost brittle.
However, with our second snow day this week, I decided to give Valentine’s Day Clear Slime a try.
The first thing we did, was watch this video.
Key tips for fail-proof clear slime:
- Use equal parts water to clear glue – you may even want more water than glue.
- Add your activator very slowly – less is more.
What you need for Valentine’s Day Clear Slime
- 1 bottle of clear school glue
- Equal amount of water as glue
- 1 cup hot tap water
- 1/2 tsp borax
- Heart confetti
- 2-3 drops cinnamon essential oil (optional)
If you want to know more about the safety of Borax, watch the video here.
How to Make Valentine’s Day Clear Slime
- Dissolve Borax into 1 cup of hot water (this is your activator solution). Then, set this mixture aside.
- Empty one bottle of clear slime into a seperate bowl.
- Fill empty bottle of glue with water. Shake the bottle well to remove excess glue.
- Pour into bowl.
- Add Valentine’s confetti.
- Using a tablespoon, slowly add activator solution until slime starts to form.
- Then, enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container for future use.
Note: The slime will be a little sticky at first. This is okay. If it’s no longer sticky there is too much activator. To correct this, break up the slime into small pieces. This will be easy as it will almost be brittle. Add a half cup of water and let the slime sit for about 30 mins. Repeat as many time as necessary until the desired clear slime consistency is reached.
Don’t have Borax? Use 1.5 tsp baking soda and 3 tbs of contact solution containing Boric Acid. This will create the same activating solution.
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